The legitimacy of international institutions

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What is the relationship between international law and distributive justice? Domestic legal systems are frequently thought to give rise to distinct duties of distributive justice; those who share liability to a domestic state, on such accounts, share a distinct set of duties to one another, including some duties of distributive justice. The creation of the legal apparatus of the domestic state transforms the duties of those within that state’s territory, giving rise to novel duties of distributive justice (Blake 2001). The question this essay will examine is whether or not the international legal system also gives rise to novel egalitarian duties of justice. Does the creation of the international legal system similarly bring about a distinct set of egalitarian duties?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Law
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781136344954
ISBN (Print)9780415878180
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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